Hoodlums loaded in a Hummer bus and a Micra taxi shot into the air before setting the Soka, Ibadan house of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho on fire, the police said on Tuesday. The police said the gunmen set Igboho’s house on fire without resistance.
The Oyo State Police Command in a statement said it received a report that yet unidentified hoodlums in two vehicles were responsible for the fire incident in the house of the Yoruba activist.
Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Fadeyi, the police were told that the arsonists repeatedly shot into the air before they went about their task of setting the house on fire.
The incident he said happened at about 3.00 a.m. on Tuesday morning when there was an electricity blackout.
While noting that the police have launched an investigation into the incident, he said:
How Gunmen Set Igboho’s House On Fire
“At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra ( taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze.
”The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.
“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessement. The fire was eventually put out. Investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police is on the trail of the hoodlums.”
Before the police statement on how gunmen set Igboho’s house on fire, GWG had reported that fire gutted parts of the house the Yoruba rights activist, in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Igboho, the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba land, had recently been at the centre of national attention after he issued a seven day ultimatum to herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State
He had following the expiration of the ultimatum last Friday marched to the Fulani settlement in Igangan to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and the herdsmen he had accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle.
He didn’t meet the Seriki but following his exit, he claimed that the house of the Seriki was set ablaze.